I was on Gary Swanson’s phenology hike this morning. He has one every Wednesday morning at the Coon Rapids dam on the Anoka County side at 8 a.m.   We saw Tennessee, Nashville and Chestnut sided warblers as well as red eyed vireos and several other species. What was most interesting today was when Gary spotted a Juvenile Merlin chasing Bluejays around and at one point one of them chased the Merlin. We watched his non stop action for over half an hour . We were worried that he would get worn out he was so active.  I have some photos on my flickr page at this link.  It was just a beautiful morning.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronsthoughts/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronsthoughts/>
Ron Taube
Coon Rapids